Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sweet Baby Girl

I didn't really plan on making a card today (being that it's Christmas and all), but I had a friend ask me if I could whip up a quick card for a baby girl that was just born.  I had a little time on my hands after I had finished making and baking this morning's traditional caramel rolls, cleaning up that mess, and having to start on the ham dinner for this evening.  So, I sat down at my scrap table and whipped up a card for this special little girl who was born just yesterday.  My friend is stopping by this evening to pick it up on their way to her house.
I started with a piece of pale pink Bazzill cardstock and attached a piece of vintage sheet music and some wood grain patterned paper, and stitched them together.  Next, I added a small doily, a rub-on sentiment (girl), stickers from my stash (sweet baby), and a Crafty Secrets Heart Warming Vintage Image (baby in cradle).  I also hand-cut a chipboard frame that I painted cream and glittered, and stuck some trims on the bottom of that. At the top, I added a seam binding bow, some baker's twine, and a Jenni Bowlin button in the center.  It's hard to see the glittered frame from this angle, but it's really sweet when the light catches the glitter.  Even this next picture makes it a little hard to see (sorry about that).  Cards are always better in real life as photos don't grab the dimension and texture quite as well.
I took a couple of close-up photos to show the details, but I guess I was in a bit of a hurry.  I can't imagine why - I only have about a hundred things to do today!  LOL  In all seriousness, I am SO blessed.  I haven't been stressed at all today.  My family and I are really relaxed, and just focusing on the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It's so nice to focus on Him while the world is busy scurrying about.
I'm sharing this card in the following challenges today:
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Challenge #191 - Child - This card is for a precious new baby girl!
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Bling It On!  -  My bling on this card is the chipboard frame that I cut, painted, and doused in ultra-fine diamond glitter.  It's a little hard to see at this angle, but it's gorgeous when the light hits it.

Hiding In My Craft Room - Challenge #128 - Case Yourself - This is a style I've used many times.  I love using doilies, machine stitching, and adding a seam binding bow.  So YES, I do tend to "Case Myself" rather often.  LOL - A Great Challenge For Me!
Have a happy and blessed Christmas Day!



  1. Karen, Your card is quite beautiful, the sewing, nosegay and glittered frame to highlight the main image all wonderful BUT how on earth so you write up am essay naming each item? How can you find a rub on with Girl on it or that particular button OR the sweet baby bling? The recipient will certainly be blessed . I could find what I had but it would not be without the passing of considerable time. Enjoy your family meal celebrating our Saviours birth. Merry Christmas Carole

  2. Beautiful, sweet card…would never know you were pressed for time, but as you said…you had the peace of worshiping Jesus instead of tasks!
    Karen….why is there no place on your blog to subscribe?

  3. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  4. beautiful card...yeah what Carol said lol.

  5. So Adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  6. Sometimes the best cards are when we "whip them up"!! LOL
    This is adorable.

  7. Super lovely - had a busy day yesterday after hubby arrived home from work - looking forward to some creating today after I take my mom out shopping - enjoy your week!

  8. magnifique Karen, une si douce et tendre carte, j'adore, biz

  9. Your card is beautiful Karen! What a blessing you are~taking time to make this card. You mentioned ham and I remembered the ham I had in the fridge~I'm so impressionable! I had to stop what I was doing and immediately run upstairs to eat. Don't mention food again~you'll make me put on more pounds! Have a blessed day friend~

  10. Beautiful! Just perfect for a baby girl.

  11. Hi! there Karen,oh thanks so much for stopping by :0)
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day and enjoying the rest of the holiday season.Gorgeous card and pretty detail too,thanks fir your lovely comment.
    The wording comes in a set of 4 clear stamps,they are all lovely and made by a mother and daughter team called...Dreamees. They have been on Create and Craft a couple of times this month but not shown these lovely
    Hope that helps,have fun.hugs Lou.xx

  12. Oh Karen this is so sweet - what a beautiful card!!

  13. Beautiful Karen.
    ps I am Carol from Dreamees I know you left me a comment on my blog about some stamps if you could e mail me at then I can help you xx

  14. Breathtaking Karen! Such wonderful pieces yo create this beauty!

    Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

  15. I love the vintage feel of this card. The music note DP makes the image look like Mom is singing new baby a lullaby. Very sweet!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at HIMCR. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  16. That is so very sweet, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  17. So sweet! And so many beautiful details. A beautiful keepsake for the new parents. Happy New Year!